In reading about Peter-Carl Faberge, I discovered that his workshop
used an engraving machine called a “terme a guilloche”, but I can’t
find any more info about it. If you’ve ever studied a close-up photo
of the engraving under the enamel on a Faberge egg, you’ll know why
I’m interested. It is perfectly cut, often with repeating wave
patterns that show absolutely no variance in shape or depth. Could
anyone suggest where I might find something about the terme a
I’ve also tried to no avail to find out what process is used to
engrave contemporary watch faces like Breguet’s. Any info?
Richard Hyer in balmy, sunny Chicago, where only a few brave
sailboats are still in the harbor.